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Alleged carjacking and kidnapping suspect will stay behind bars

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) –Joel Contreras, the man accused of carjacking and kidnapping a suspect, will remain behind bars until trial. Contreras is accused of stealing a truck at gunpoint at a Roswell Allsusps last week. He’s also accused of kidnapping a woman from a park and forcing her into the truck. When police caught up to […]
ROSWELL, NM
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New Mexico State Police involved in officer-involved shooting near Tatum Monday

TATUM, N.M. (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from New Mexico State Police:. On June 20, 2022, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was called to investigate an officer-involved shooting involving a New Mexico State Police officer near Tatum, NM. Agents learned at approximately 4:30...
TATUM, NM
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New Mexico State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Tatum

Tatum, NEW MEXICO (KCBD) - New Mexico State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Tatum on Monday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., Roswell police were called to an armed robbery and carjacking at an Allsup’s gas station. When officers arrived on scene the victim told police the suspect, 27-year-old Joel Contreras, pointed a gun at him and stole his pickup, according to NMSP.
TATUM, NM
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Caprock Honors Graduates Heading to Military

Caprock High School celebrated their graduating seniors committed to military service with a special ceremony. The school hosted their Military Signing Day Thursday, May 12th in the library from 9am until 10am.
CAPROCK, NM
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Drug abuse program making its way back into Lea schools

Twenty-four Tatum elementary school students graduated in April from the Lea County Sheriff’s Office’s first Drug Abuse Resistance Education program and fifth grader Lilianna Rojas won first place for the essay portion of the course. According to LCSO Corporal Travis Hobbs, Rojas was selected as the winner of...
LEA COUNTY, NM
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Robbin Raye Evans

Graveside services for Robbin Raye Evans, 65, of Meadow, Texas will be at 10:00 a.m., MST, Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Tatum Cemetery, Tatum, New Mexico. Officiating will be Josh Crow and Rocky Nichols. Services are under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Brownfield. Robbin died Tuesday, March 29,...
MEADOW, TX

Large grass fire contained in Lea County

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Lea County Office of Emergency Management says the large grass fire east of Tatum, New Mexico has been contained. The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon near Highway 380 mile marker 237. No other information about the fire has been released at this time. A large grass fire is burning in Lea County. Evacuations […]
LEA COUNTY, NM
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Lea County Large Grass Fire

Lea County Office of Emergency Management is reporting that emergency crews are working to maintain a large grass fire east of Tatum, New Mexico. The fire is on Highway-380 near mile marker 237. Officials are. urging people in the area to evacuate now.
LEA COUNTY, NM
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McDonald’s Cardboard Derby At Purgatory March 12

The annual McDonald’s Cardboard Derby at Purgatory Resort is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at Purgatory’s Tubing Hill. “We have a ton of great prizes up for grabs,” said Matthew Krichman, events manager for Purgatory Resort. “From train tickets, Yeti backpacks, mugs and water bottles, to gift cards to local restaurants and winter gear, but the real prize is the fun and glory of this classic winter competition!”
MCDONALD, NM
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Teenage employee is fatally shot at a McDonald’s in Phoenix

PHOENIX — A 16-year-old McDonald’s employee was fatally shot Wednesday inside one of the chain’s fast-food restaurants in south Phoenix, authorities said. Police said the boy died at the scene Wednesday morning after being shot in the bathroom by a male suspect who fled the scene and remained at large.
PHOENIX, AZ
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Portales man dies in Wednesday crash

A Portales man died Wednesday morning when his pickup collided with a jackknifed truck on State Road 206 near Milnesand. A news release from New Mexico State Police stated road and weather conditions appeared to be contributing factors in the accident that killed Pablo Rodriguez, 39. Most of the region...
PORTALES, NM
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